• Gifts of appreciated stock: Let the numbers do the talking

    No matter how frequently you remind clients to pause before they automatically reach for the checkbook to make their charitable gifts, many clients still give cash! As an attorney, accountant, or financial advisor, you are well aware that giving long-term appreciated assets is often one … More →

  • Fundholders & Friends Appreciation Cocktail Event

    On behalf of the Board of Directors of YouthBridge Community Foundation of Greater St. Louis, we invite you to join us for an evening of celebration and camaraderie as we raise a toast to you! Your partnership and support have played a pivotal role in … More →

  • Legacy giving: A conversation that’s full of opportunity

    August is National Make-A-Will Month. This means your clients may be reading articles and hearing about estate planning more this month than usual, which makes the next few weeks an especially good time to prompt your clients to review their estate plans–or get their wills and … More →

  • YEP STL! Application, 2023-2024

    Thank you for your interest in joining the Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) organization of St. Louis! YEPSTL! is now accepting applications.

  • Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis Supports Families

    The mission of the Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis is to serve, support and celebrate the lives of all individuals with Down syndrome and their families, through every stage of life. The pillar of the organization is family support from the moment that a family receives notice that their unborn child may have Down syndrome through the end of the loved one’s life – and even beyond.

  • How “catch-up” contributions can boost clients’ giving

    At YouthBridge Community Foundation, we regularly work with legal, financial, and tax advisors like you to help clients reach their charitable goals. As a professional who regularly works with charitable clients, you are no doubt well aware of the tremendous benefits to both clients and charities when a client names a charity, such as a fund at YouthBridge, as the beneficiary of an IRA or other qualified retirement plan.

  • Our reading selections

    Giving is down, but the total amount–nearly $500 billion—is still impressive, NIL collectives: DOA?, and Even more reasons to talk about philanthropy with your clients

  • Advising clients about AI’s impact on charitable giving

    News about the capabilities of artificial intelligence has skyrocketed over the last few months. As attorneys, accountants, and financial advisors, no doubt you are watching these developments closely, both because of the potential legal issues involved and also because of the ways AI can enhance your work.

  • St. Francis Community Services Emphasizes Reading with YEP Grant

    St. Francis Community Services (SFCS), a ministry of Catholic Charities of St. Louis, received a YouthBridge YEP STL! grant the first time they applied. YEP STL!

  • YouthBridge distributes 500 suitcases to Children’s nonprofits

    YouthBridge received over 500 beautiful children’s suitcases from Herschel Supply Co. to distribute to nonprofits in the community.

  • Give

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  • Students Soar into STEM and the Aviation Field

    “When a student steps off the plane on their last day of the course, you’ve never seen a smile so big,” says Amy Buehler, Interim President of Wings of Hope. The course she’s speaking of is a four-week training program of Wings of Hope, called SOAR into STEM, which introduces area high school students to flight and aviation career paths.

  • Spotlight on Endowment Fundholders, Jefferson County CASA

    Sister Marita Anne Marrah was lovingly referred to as “the little nun who could.” Even in her eighties, there was nothing she could or would not do as a Board member for Jefferson County CASA to ensure that every child has the opportunity to thrive in a safe, loving home. And, so, when another Board member provided the start for an endowment fund in 2021, it was only fitting to her that it would be named in honor of Sister Marita, who passed away that same year.

  • Planned giving starts now: Tips and talking points for lifetime charitable gifts

    According to 2020 statistics released in June 2021 as part of the Giving USA report, Americans’ bequests to charity totaled nearly $42 billion last year.

  • Case study: How to spot a prime CRT opportunity

    Imagine that a client sits down at your conference room table and begins the meeting something like this:  “I’ve got a prime tract of land I bought for $200,000 just 10 years ago, and now I am sure I could sell it for $2 million because the market is so hot…

  • Four Legs, All Heart

  • Endowment Fees

    Endowment Fund Administrative Fees An annual administrative service fee applies to all funds at YouthBridge Community Foundation. All revenue earned is used to support the mission of YouthBridge and its work in the community as a nonprofit section 501(c)(3) organization.  This fee is assessed on … More →